What Not To Do In An Interview

08/23/2011 01:27 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011
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There are several ways job-seekers can trip themselves up during the job-search process.
From saying the wrong thing during a phone screening to forgetting a key piece of information about a potential employer during a face-to-face interview, a single misstep can ruin any chance an applicant might have at getting hired.
Here are seven major mistakes a job candidate might make that can prolong a job search.

1. Talking Too Much

At the onset of a job search, it's natural for an applicant to want to give 110 percent. Be mindful, however, that being too eager can hurt you just as much as not trying at all.

Pushy job-seekers sometimes have a tendency to overspeak during phone interviews in an effort to play up their strengths.

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